These healthy Grilled Chicken Kabobs, with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and apples are marinated in a zingy maple cider marinade for a unique flavor! They are low carb, gluten-free, dairy-free and Weight Watchers friendly at only 3 WW points on the blue plan!
Marinade *heads up - there is a 6- 8 hour marinating time in this recipe!
In a small bowl, combine all marinade ingredients, stir well and set aside.
*** Important: before putting your meat and veggies on the skewer, make sure to soak your skewers in cold water for several minutes, while you're chopping your ingredients. This will prevent the skewers from catching on fire.
Cut chicken into about 1 ½ -2 inch cubes (see VIDEO) in notes on how to cut chicken.
Cut zucchini into manageable pieces for skewer
Cut apples into pieces. Make sure not to cut them too small, as they won't go through the skewer OR stay on the skewer during cooking.
Add chicken and veggies onto skewer as follows: (though it doesn’t have to be in this exact order): zucchini, mushroom,1- 2 pieces of chicken, tomato, apple, 1-2 pieces of chicken.
Then repeat until skewer is full leaving about a ½ inch on each end. Do this for all 4 skewers.
Put kabobs into extra-large zip lock bag and pour marinade over meat. Lay flat in fridge. Marinate in the fridge for 6-8 hours (ideally overnight) in fridge, turning periodically, if possible.
Preheat grill to 400 degrees F and spray with non-stick spray or olive oil.
Covered, cook on grill for 5- 10 minutes on each side until no longer pink.
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📋 Maple Cider Grilled Chicken Kabobs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.